DID YOU KNOW…
83% of households we help are families with children
We provide stable housing and other services for more than 1,000 working-class families each year
11% of Virginia families live in poverty
We help working households as well as individuals with fixed incomes to obtain housing that is affordable, by providing individualized case management that will help them address structural barriers to long-term housing like poor credit histories, itinerant rental histories, little or no savings, and low incomes.
Are you in need of housing?
GSH provides grants up to $350 per family in the period of a year to prevent evictions and utility disconnections, or help with first months rents and security deposits. Grant applicants are carefully evaluated for factors that lead to long-term housing stability, helping us keep households at risk of homelessness from losing their home. Eligible clients must live within the following zip codes: 22303, 22306, 22307, 22308, 22309, 22310, 22315, 22060, and 22079.
Are you in need of emergency financial assistance?
By Tim Peterson Over the next 10 years, Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services would like to add 150 units to the number it offers to clients struggling to find affordable housing in Fairfax County. That goal triples the Mount Vernon-based nonprofit’s current rate...
Cheryl Ellsworth – Honored for Many Years of Outstanding Civic Service to our Area’s Low-income Families
Fairfax County, VA – Cheryl Ellsworth was honored at the 2017 Fairfax County Federation of Citizens’ annual awards banquet with a 2016 Fairfax County Citation of Merit recognizing her any and diverse volunteer efforts to increase access to affordable housing for...
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- Jul 29Friends of GSH Tour
Have you ever wondered what our apartments look like? Would you like to understand what kind of services we offer? We are offering tour of our offices, our service area […]
See what some of the families are saying about how GSH was able to help them…
“Thank you so much for helping my family to not have our electricity cut off while we are trying to muddle through these tough times. It is hard to ask for help when you’re used to be self sufficient!”
“We are very grateful for your program. Life has turned for the better for us. After nine months, my husband is now employed again.”-AH
“With the help of GSH, I have been able to improve my life with self-sufficiency, which has placed me in a better position to purchase my first home! GSH is a great program for someone who is in need of a new beginning in their lives and is working towards making some positive changes.”-SS
“We are incredibly grateful to you for your help in helping us prevent our water from being shut off in late summer. God bless.”- LS